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200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

Type: Policy and research documents

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
More info
Free
200500 2005

The end of the road - report on asylum and immigration

by Nancy Kelley and Lise Meldgaard

This report gives evidence of the serious damage being done to vulnerable children by a new asylum and immigration policy.
More info
Free
200800 2008

Locking up or giving up - is custody for children always the right answer?

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

Type: Campaign documents

This briefing examines the latest available government data for England and Wales (1996-2006) and reveals that despite continued low levels of violent crime, the use of custody for children aged 10-14 has increased 550%.
More info
Free
201606 Jun 2016

The Case for Early Support

Ahead of the 2015 general election, Barnardo's linked with four other children's charities to lead the "A Stitch in Time Campaign," highlighting the importance of prevention and early intervention in public services.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
More info
Free
 

School's out, or is it?

by Anne Pinney and Alison Worsley

Type: Policy and research documents

This briefing is based on research with 30 young people aged 13-18 years, in three Barnardo's alternative education and training services in the North East - Palmersville Training, The Base and B76.
More info
Free
200500 2005

The end of the road - report on asylum and immigration

by Nancy Kelley and Lise Meldgaard

Type: Policy and research documents

This report gives evidence of the serious damage being done to vulnerable children by a new asylum and immigration policy.
More info
Free
201109 Sep 2011

Reducing the risk, cutting the cost: An assessment of the potential savings on Barnardo's interventions for young people who have been sexually exploited

by Laura Blazey

This research briefing outlines the potential cost implications of failing to protect children and young people from child sexual exploitation.
More info
Free
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Our new report 'The way forward' shows research that Barnardo's has conducted with young people leaving care that we work with. This report shows what is important to them.
More info
Free
201101 Jan 2011

Puppet On A String - reveals the urgent need to cut children free from sexual exploitation

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

This report outlines what is known about the scale and nature of sexual exploitation across the UK and points to some worrying new trends identified by Barnardo's 22 specialist services.
More info
Free
200700 2007

Professional briefing on family mediation in Northern Ireland: research and practice

by Jane Glover

This briefing outlines the findings from an evaluation of Newry Family Resource Centre's mediation service.
More info
Free
200800 2008

Locking up or giving up - is custody for children always the right answer?

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

Type: Policy and research documents

This briefing examines the latest available government data for England and Wales (1996-2006) and reveals that despite continued low levels of violent crime, the use of custody for children aged 10-14 has increased 550%.
More info
Free
200800 2008

Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

by John Reacroft

Type: Campaign documents

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).
More info
Free
201408 Aug 2014

Not Just a Girl Thing: A Large-scale Comparison of Male and Female Users of Child Sexual Explitation Services

by Ella Cockbain, Helen Brayley and Matthew Ashby

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is increasingly recognised in the UK and internationally as a child protection and crime prevention priority. Yet, research and responses have focused heavily on girls and young women, leaving fundamental knowledge gaps around the characteristics and needs of boys and young men affected by CSE. The study introduced in this document formed part of a wider collaborative research programme designed to improve understanding of and inform responses to the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK.
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

Type: Campaign documents

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
200500 2005

The end of the road - report on asylum and immigration

by Nancy Kelley and Lise Meldgaard

This report gives evidence of the serious damage being done to vulnerable children by a new asylum and immigration policy.
More info
Free
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Type: Tools for professionals

Our new report 'The way forward' shows research that Barnardo's has conducted with young people leaving care that we work with. This report shows what is important to them.
More info
Free
201000 2010

Every Night You Cry: The realities of having a parent in prison

by Jane Glover

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

Every Night You Cry reports on the poor outcomes of children with a parent in prison, and highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs.
More info
Free
200800 2008

Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

by John Reacroft

Type: Policy and research documents

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).
More info
Free
200500 2005

The end of the road - report on asylum and immigration

by Nancy Kelley and Lise Meldgaard

Type: Campaign documents

This report gives evidence of the serious damage being done to vulnerable children by a new asylum and immigration policy.
More info
Free
201109 Sep 2011

Reducing the risk, cutting the cost: An assessment of the potential savings on Barnardo's interventions for young people who have been sexually exploited

by Laura Blazey

Type: Policy and research documents

This research briefing outlines the potential cost implications of failing to protect children and young people from child sexual exploitation.
More info
Free
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

Our new report 'The way forward' shows research that Barnardo's has conducted with young people leaving care that we work with. This report shows what is important to them.
More info
Free
201000 2010

Every Night You Cry: The realities of having a parent in prison

by Jane Glover

Every Night You Cry reports on the poor outcomes of children with a parent in prison, and highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs.
More info
Free
200800 2008

Locking up or giving up - is custody for children always the right answer?

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

This briefing examines the latest available government data for England and Wales (1996-2006) and reveals that despite continued low levels of violent crime, the use of custody for children aged 10-14 has increased 550%.
More info
Free
201408 Aug 2014

Not Just a Girl Thing: A Large-scale Comparison of Male and Female Users of Child Sexual Explitation Services

by Ella Cockbain, Helen Brayley and Matthew Ashby

Type: Tools for professionals

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is increasingly recognised in the UK and internationally as a child protection and crime prevention priority. Yet, research and responses have focused heavily on girls and young women, leaving fundamental knowledge gaps around the characteristics and needs of boys and young men affected by CSE. The study introduced in this document formed part of a wider collaborative research programme designed to improve understanding of and inform responses to the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK.
More info
Free
201606 Jun 2016

The Case for Early Support

Type: Campaign documents

Ahead of the 2015 general election, Barnardo's linked with four other children's charities to lead the "A Stitch in Time Campaign," highlighting the importance of prevention and early intervention in public services.
More info
Free
201000 2010

From playground to prison: the conveyor belt to crime

Type: Campaign documents

This report examines the latest available data for 10 and 11 year olds in the criminal justice system and finds that the current process is not the most effective and cost-efficient way of dealing with their offending.
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

Type: Campaign documents

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
More info
Free
200700 2007

Professional briefing on family mediation in Northern Ireland: research and practice

by Jane Glover

Type: Campaign documents

This briefing outlines the findings from an evaluation of Newry Family Resource Centre's mediation service.
More info
Free
200800 2008

Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

by John Reacroft

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).
More info
Free
201606 Jun 2016

The Case for Early Support

Type: Policy and research documents

Ahead of the 2015 general election, Barnardo's linked with four other children's charities to lead the "A Stitch in Time Campaign," highlighting the importance of prevention and early intervention in public services.
More info
Free
201000 2010

From playground to prison: the conveyor belt to crime

Type: Policy and research documents

This report examines the latest available data for 10 and 11 year olds in the criminal justice system and finds that the current process is not the most effective and cost-efficient way of dealing with their offending.
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
More info
Free
201109 Sep 2011

Reducing the risk, cutting the cost: An assessment of the potential savings on Barnardo's interventions for young people who have been sexually exploited

by Laura Blazey

Type: Campaign documents

This research briefing outlines the potential cost implications of failing to protect children and young people from child sexual exploitation.
More info
Free
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Our new report 'The way forward' shows research that Barnardo's has conducted with young people leaving care that we work with. This report shows what is important to them.
More info
Free
201000 2010

Every Night You Cry: The realities of having a parent in prison

by Jane Glover

Every Night You Cry reports on the poor outcomes of children with a parent in prison, and highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs.
More info
Free
 

School's out, or is it?

by Anne Pinney and Alison Worsley

This briefing is based on research with 30 young people aged 13-18 years, in three Barnardo's alternative education and training services in the North East - Palmersville Training, The Base and B76.
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Our new report 'The way forward' shows research that Barnardo's has conducted with young people leaving care that we work with. This report shows what is important to them.
More info
Free
201000 2010

Every Night You Cry: The realities of having a parent in prison

by Jane Glover

Every Night You Cry reports on the poor outcomes of children with a parent in prison, and highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs.
More info
Free
200700 2007

Professional briefing on family mediation in Northern Ireland: research and practice

by Jane Glover

Type: Policy and research documents

This briefing outlines the findings from an evaluation of Newry Family Resource Centre's mediation service.
More info
Free
 

School's out, or is it?

by Anne Pinney and Alison Worsley

Type: Campaign documents

This briefing is based on research with 30 young people aged 13-18 years, in three Barnardo's alternative education and training services in the North East - Palmersville Training, The Base and B76.
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

Type: Policy and research documents

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
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